Mickey Thompson Sponsors NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series

June 4th, 2017

STOW, OHIO- June 1, 2017: Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has signed on as a multi-year sponsor of the popular Top Fuel Harley motorcycle category competing at select events on the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.

Top Fuel Harley riders have thrilled fans at five NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series competitions so far this winter and spring, with three more events yet to come: the NHRA New England Nationals, the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, and the NHRA Northwest Nationals.

“Fans across the country have been amazed by the speed and skills of the Top Fuel Harley competitors this season,” said Brad Gerber, NHRA Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “We are excited about and welcome the involvement of Mickey Thompson and its support of what will now be known as the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series.”

Mickey Thompson will increase its presence in the Top Fuel Harley class next year. Starting with the 2018 season, points will be earned at each of the eight events toward a series championship. Bonuses will be awarded to the top three finishers for the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series. Riders will compete for a share of $97,000 in total awards between year-end prize money and the eight races next year.

“Mickey Thompson has been number one in motorcycle drag racing tires for more than 20 years,” said Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson. “We are excited to engage with NHRA fans this season and show them our complete lineup, including our truck tires and wheels.”

To learn more about the Mickey Thompson Tires NHRA Top Fuel Harley Drag Racing Series, go to http://www.nhra.com/

About Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels
Max-Trac Tire Co., Inc., DBA Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.mickeythompsontires.com. Connect on Facebook and Instagram. Media contact: Don Sneddon, Advertising Manager, 800-222-9092, ext. 3750, dsneddon@mickeythompsontires.com.